The music at a renewal of vows ceremony is similar in structure
and format to a couple's original marriage ceremony. The selection
of what will be played (and how), is more important than when
it will be played, because renewal of vow ceremonies have a
traditional structure and format.
This is the music that is played prior to the commencement
of a ceremony, and is generally anticipatory, suspenseful, calming
This is the music played as the bride is walking down the aisle,
and is often noble or grand. Couples may choose to use the music
from their original marriage ceremony.
Pronouncement of Marriage
Normally a couple would be signing the marriage register after
the pronounce of marriage, however in a renewal of vows ceremony,
there is no legal requirement to do this. As a result, a Celebrant
may issue a certificate which the couple may sign. During this
signing process, music may be played in order to maintain the
This is the music played as the couple leaves the ceremony.
Traditionally, the music in this section should be grand and
celebratory, and should also define the couple, their journey
thus far, and their future hopes and dreams.
As the couple mingle with their guests after the ceremony,
music can be played on order to reflect the event. The music
can be either classical, popular, jazz, or any other music that
defines the couple and the event.